Grand View System knows that you care how Personal Information about you is collected, used, shared and stored. “Personal Information” means information which personally identifies you.
Notices of Privacy Practices are posted for Grand View System
Personal Information Collect or You May Provide
Through the Website:
You do not need to provide us with any Personal Information to use our website.
If you are using your Member Portal to:
- Register, log on and access you member record
- Register online to attend events, courses and programs offered
- Participate in a survey
You provide us Personal Information:
- Your name
- Email and mailing Address
- Telephone Numbers
- Member ID Lodge Number
We may not collect or receive your credit card information.
When you attend an event, course, program, or make a contribution. The transaction for that event, course, program, contribution may be posted on your member record statement in the system.
Other Personal Information (Not Required):
You may also provide the following Personal Information: Family information, educational background, employment history, Masonic affiliations.
We may also collect Personal Information from you as a result of your email communications with us which we may retain along with our responses.
When you use our mobile site, we may receive information about your location and your mobile device, including a unique identifier for your device. We may use this information to provide you with location-based services, search results, and other personalized content. Most mobile devices allow you to control or disable location services in the device’s setting’s menu. If you have questions about how to disable your device’s location services, we recommend you contact your mobile service carrier or the manufacturer of your particular device.
How We Use Your Personal Information
The Grand Lodge Member Management System provided by Grand View Systems may use “cookies” to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.
One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie may be to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize the Member Management System pages, or register with the Member Management Site, a cookie helps the site to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as email addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same Member Management Site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the features that you customized.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the Grand Lodge Member Management System or Web sites you visit.
Security Measures and Safety of Children
We use your Personal Information to provide service to you and conduct business. By way of example and not limitation, to:
- Register as a member and to identify you when you log-in to your account
- Respond to your inquiries, help desk requests, complaints, or feature request
- Verify activity as requested by Grand Lodge
- Delivery programs or services
- Send you a communications and seminars
How We Store and Protect Your Personal Information
We may store Personal Information in locations outside our direct control (for instance, on servers or databases co-located with hosting providers).
We use Security Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption technology to encrypt sensitive Personal Information (such as your password) before it travels over the internet. Credit card numbers are never stored on our database or servers.
The security of your personal information is important to us. We follow generally accepted standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. However, no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. Therefore, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. If you have any questions about security on our services, you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Compromise of Personal Information
We will promptly notify those persons whose Personal Information is compromised. Notwithstanding, Grand View Systems does not accept liability for any unintentional disclosure or a disclosure that occurs due to a security breach of our systems, facilities, or hosted provider.
User Access and Choice
You may, of course, decline to submit Personal Information to us; in which case, you may not be able to use certain features of the Website or receive certain services.
If your Personal Information changes, you may correct, update, amend, remove, or ask to have it removed by contacting the Grand Lodge.
Protecting the privacy of young children is especially important. Grand View Systems does not knowingly collect or solicit Personal Information from anyone under the age of 13 or knowingly allow such persons to register. If you are between the ages of 13 and 17, please use our services with adult supervision. If you are under 13, please do not send any Personal Information to us. If we learn that we have collected Personal Information from a child under age 13, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that we might have any Personal Information from or about a child under 13, please contact us at the contact information below.
Cookies, Analytics/Log Files and Clear gifs
In addition to the information you provide, Grand View Systems may also collection information during your visit to the website through Automated Data Collection Tools. These Automated Data Collection Tools include Web beacons, cookies, and embedded Web links. These tools collect certain browser-based information your browser sends to a website, such as:
- Browser type
- Browser language
- Access times
- Address of the website from which you arrived
- Internet Protocol (IP) address
- Unique device identifier
- Clickstream behavior –
- The pages you view
- The links you click
- Other actions you take in connection with the website
Grand View Systems may use some of the Automated Data Collection Tools in connection with emails and communications sent from us and, therefore, may collect information using these tools when you open the email or click on a link contained in the email.
Links to Other Websites, Blogs/Forums and Social Media Widgets
Within the Member Management System provide by Grand View System to the Grand Lodge there may be links to other websites whose privacy practices may differ from those of Grand View Systems. When you use a link to go from our website to another website, such as that of our payments processors or event management systems, the privacy statement for the other website governs. We encourage you to carefully read and understand the privacy statement of any website you visit.
Please be aware that any information you submit to any forum on the website, social network, blog, can be read, viewed, collected or used by the public, other users of these forums and could be used to contact you, send you unsolicited messages, or for purposes that neither you nor Grand View Systems have control without any expectation of privacy or confidentiality. Grand View Systems is not responsible for the personal information you choose to provide in these public forums.